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Event Bombs, the blockade, and the humanitarian crisis in Yemen 

February 22, 4:30-6:00 PM

The UN describes Yemen as having one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world today.

Action Alert Protect the Iran deal from sabotage 

President Trump announced Friday that he will waive the sanctions required by the Iran nuclear agreement.

Background US Military and Intel Officials Highlight Benefits of Iran Deal 

Iran is complying with the JCPOA, helping to keep the United States out of war.

FCNL in the News Pro-Con: Did Trump make a mistake by designating Jerusalem the capital of Israel? 

By designating Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, President Donald Trump is telling the world that when it comes to Israel, might makes right.

FCNL in the News Echoes of Colin Powell: Nikki Haley’s recent Yemen push mirrors the Bush Iraq intelligence failures 

"Intelligence is, of course, supposed to be used to make a decision," Kate Gould, the Legislative Director for Middle East Policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation told Salon. "Not to market political propaganda, and that's what we're seeing on display here."

Update Quaker Meeting Minute on Israel-Palestine Conflict 

The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) has worked for more than a century to promote a just and lasting peace in the Middle East.

FCNL in the News Trump pressures Saudi Arabia on Yemen blockade 

Kate Gould, legislative director for Middle East policy for the Friends Committee on National Legislation, said Trump’s statement Wednesday was a welcome development.

Press Release FCNL: Trump’s Jerusalem Decision Foments Violence, Endangers Lives  

FCNL condemns the Trump administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, a provocative move that foments violence in the Middle East and endangers lives in the Middle East and potentially beyond. The Friends Committee on National Legislation urges Congress to denounce this provocation and to refuse to fund Trump’s planned fortress-like embassy in Jerusalem.

Legislative Ask End Systematic Abuse of Palestinian Youth in Israeli Military Detention 

H.R. 4391

Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) has introduced legislation that would prevent U.S. tax dollars from funding human rights abuses against Palestinian youth held under Israeli military detention. The bill would:

FCNL in the News US support for Saudi war in Yemen soars under Trump 

“This revelation should be a wake-up call to every policymaker and every American that this country is literally fueling the largest humanitarian crisis in the world and the worst cholera outbreak in recorded history,” said Kate Gould, a lobbyist with the Friends Committee on National Legislation, a Quaker group. “The [United States] is operating these gas stations in the sky to fuel Saudi and UAE bombers as they rain down terror on Yemeni water and other sanitation infrastructure — the last safeguards Yemen has against these disease outbreaks sweeping the country.”

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